Downloading eBooks & eAudiobooks from Monash Libraries

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Got a tablet or smartphone? Fill it up with great eBooks and eAudiobooks, thanks to your Monash library card! …

Got a tablet or smartphone? Fill it up with great eBooks and eAudiobooks, thanks to your Monash library card!
Still have questions? We're always happy to help, so message us on Facebook (facebook.com/monashlibraries)
Email us at askmonlib@monlib.vic.gov.au or
Call us on 9807 5022

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  • 1. eBooks @ MPLS
  • 2. FAQ Question BorrowBox OverDrive How many eBooks can I borrow? 10 4 How long can I borrow them for? 21 days 21 days Can I return them early? No Yes Can I renew them? Yes (twice) Yes* (once) Can I reserve them? Yes! We’ll email you when they’re ready to download What if you don’t have the eBook I want? Suggest we buy it, or try another public library Sometimes the eBook may not be available to public libraries How do I return eBooks? They expire automatically on their due date
  • 3. Adobe ID (OverDrive only) Library card number & PIN Email address & password Apple ID & password (iPad/iPhone only) You will need:
  • 4. OverDrive eBooks @ Monash 4
  • 5. Option 1: Reading OverDrive eBooks in your browser
  • 6. Bookmark: monlib.lib.overdrive.com
  • 7. When you find the eBook you want, tap Borrow
  • 8. You will be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN
  • 9. Tap the Read button
  • 10. The eBook will open in a new tab Tap Close to stop the tutorial & start reading
  • 11. Add to home screen: iPad or iPhone
  • 12. eBook added to home screen (iOS)
  • 13. Add to home screen: Android Bookmark the eBook first
  • 14. Android Press & hold bookmark until option to Add shortcut to home appears
  • 15. eBook added to home screen (Android)
  • 16. To see your reading options, tap the centre of the ‘page’, then tap MENU
  • 17. The menu gives you access to the table of contents, your bookmarks/highlights, and to download the eBook so you can read it offline
  • 18. Option 2: Reading OverDrive eBooks in the app
  • 19. Step 1: Download the free OverDrive Media Console app
  • 20. Visit the App Store or Google Play
  • 21. Search for & install: OverDrive Media Console
  • 22. Tap the app to open it
  • 23. The first time you open the app, you should see this message. Tap Sign In to authorize the app with your Adobe ID
  • 24. Enter your Adobe ID & password Tap Authorize
  • 25. Swipe the left edge of your screen (left to right)
  • 26. Tap Add a library
  • 27. Search for Monash Public Library Service
  • 28. Tap the star to save your selection Tap Monash Public Library Service
  • 29. Monash Public Library Service will now appear under My Libraries
  • 30. You can add all other OverDrive libraries you are a member of in the same way
  • 31. Optional: Register with OverDrive One to sync your eBooks across your devices
  • 32. Tap Get an OverDrive One account
  • 33. Enter your email address & set a password Tap Sign Up
  • 34. Complete your profile by selecting your favorite genres & books
  • 35. Swipe the left edge of your screen to see the main menu Tap Monash Public Library Service to see our eBooks
  • 36. Browse by genres or Search for an author, title or keyword
  • 37. When you find a book you want to read, tap Borrow
  • 38. Enter your library card number & PIN
  • 39. Tap Download
  • 40. Tap Download All Files
  • 41. The eBook will instantly appear on your Bookshelf Simply tap it to start reading
  • 42. When you open an eBook the first time, you will see hints on how to navigate through it Tap OK, I got it when you’re ready to start reading the eBook
  • 43. To go through the eBook’s pages, swipe the screen right-to-left
  • 44. Top right of screen will display the Table of Contents Bottom right of screen will display text options Tap the centre of the screen for extra options
  • 45. Change the font style, size and background
  • 46. Adjust text layout
  • 47. Adjust screen brightness
  • 48. Double-tap a word to see a dictionary definition, or to read more about it in Wikipedia
  • 49. Return eBooks early Press & hold the book cover until the options Delete, Return, Share appear Tap Return
  • 50. Tap Return again The eBook will disappear from your bookshelf
  • 51. Reserve eBooks Place a Hold & receive an email when that eBook is ready to borrow
  • 52. If you have not signed in, you will be prompted to do so Your email address will be pre-filled Tap Place a Hold
  • 53. You have 4 days to borrow your reservation from the day you receive the notification email
  • 54. Renew eBooks Log in to the Monash OverDrive site Go to your Bookshelf Tap Renew* *If the eBook you have on loan is not reserved, the option to Renew that loan will appear 3 days before the loan expires
  • 55. Tap Renew
  • 56. Once the original loan expires, you will receive an email letting you know you can borrow & download the eBook again
  • 57. BorrowBox eBooks @ Monash 58
  • 58. Step 1: Download the free BorrowBox app 59
  • 59. Visit the App Store or Google Play
  • 60. Search for & install: BorrowBox Library 61
  • 61. Tap the app to open it 62
  • 62. Tap on Library 63
  • 63. Type mon into the search bar Tap Monash Public Library Service to select it 64
  • 64. Enter your library card number & PIN Tap Sign In 65
  • 65. Tap Agree 66
  • 66. The Library will take a few seconds to initialise 67
  • 67. Tap the eBooks icon to see a selection of featured titles 68
  • 68. Browse by genre 69
  • 69. Tap the magnifying glass to Search by title/ author/ keyword 70
  • 70. When you find a book you want to read, tap Borrow 71
  • 71. Tap Confirm Loan 72
  • 72. Tap Download now 73
  • 73. Enjoy! 74
  • 74. Reserve eBooks Tap the orange Reserve button if the eBook you want is already on loan 75
  • 75. Tap Confirm Reserve 76
  • 76. Tap Dismiss 77
  • 77. You will receive an emailed confirmation of any reservations or loans 78
  • 78. In-text Options 79
  • 79. Change the font, text size and background by tapping the AA button. 80
  • 80. See the table of contents by tapping the button 81
  • 81. Search for a particular term or character name by tapping the magnifying glass 82
  • 82. Press & hold your finger over a word to see the options Define or Search 83
  • 83. Tap Define to see a dictionary definition of the selected word 84
  • 84. Tap Search to see where else that word appears in the text 85
  • 85. Return eBooks Titles are returned automatically; they cannot be returned early 86
  • 86. Questions? Problems? Email us: askmonlib@monlib.vic.gov.au facebook.com/monashlibraries